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The first school in Mount Hope was held in the kitchen of the Blake Inn a few years after the end of the Civil War, in 1869. The classes were conducted by Miss Sue Warner, daughter of Luther Warner. The following year, the classes were conducted in a tenant house on a local farm. The first school building was built in 1872, and in 1897, an additional room was added to the original (one room) school building. With the opening of several mines during 1893-1899, the school was increased to six-rooms and not long afterwards, a ten-room addition and an auditorium were built. This school building burned during the Fire of 1910. After the fire two separate schools were erected, a graded school with twelve rooms, auditorium, library and office and a brick high school with four large rooms and office upstairs and two basement rooms. In 1917, a brick six-room school building was constructed for use by black students, known as DuBois High School. In 1925, a newly constructed twenty-one room brick high school building was built for use by white students.

First schoolhouse, circa 1872
First schoolhouse, circa 1872
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Mount Hope High School, built in 1910
Mount Hope High School, built in 1910
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With the completion of a new high school in 1925, the first high school building became the town's junior high school. In later years band and choral classes were held in the building.
With the completion of a new high school in 1925, the first high school building became the town's junior high school. In later years band and choral classes were held in the building.
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DuBois High School
DuBois High School
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A photo from 1927 showing the high school  built in 1925.
A photo from 1927 showing the high school built in 1925.
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Mount-Hope-High-School-3
Mount-Hope-High-School-3
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WWI-Monument-1
WWI-Monument-1
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Mount-Hope-High-School-2
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Mount Hope Grade School, built after the Fire of 1910
Mount Hope Grade School, built after the Fire of 1910
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Originally built as DuBois High School,  after intergration the school was renamed to  Mount Hope High School.
Originally built as DuBois High School, after intergration the school was renamed to Mount Hope High School.
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Mt Hope School ca1904
Mt Hope School ca1904
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